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Familial recurrent Bell′s palsy

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Author(s): Qin Daqiang | Ouyang Zhiyuan | Luo Wei

Journal: Neurology India
ISSN 0028-3886

Volume: 57;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 783;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Bell′s palsy | familial Bell′s palsy | recurrence

ABSTRACT
Bell′s palsy is a peripheral facial palsy of sudden onset. The etiology of Bell′s palsy is unknown and hereditary components may play a role in familial recurrent Bell′s palsy. We report three families in which eight patients had a total of 12 episodes of typical Bell′s palsy. The pathophysiology of familial recurrent Bell′s palsy is discussed.
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